Thousands of students in the Lowcountry returned for their first day of school Monday.
Beaufort County school officials have been preparing for this day for many weeks now. And they say minus a few hiccups, the first day of school has gone relatively well.
More than 20,000 students made their way back to class.
Buses began their pickup routes as early as 5:30 a.m. Monday.
The district says two buses broke down, causing some student to be late for class and some students misread the bus schedule.
Aside from that, Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Moss said it has been a smooth transition.
"It's always wonderful to see them arrive on the first day, some are still a little sleepy, some very bright-eyed and excited and can't wait. But what's most rewarding is to see the face of our teachers and our staff members, they are very excited, very cheerful, Moss said.
Just over half of public school students ride the bus in Beaufort County.
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